However, being a criminal seems to have some financial rewards. Colton Harris Moore aka the Barefoot Bandit has supposedly signed a movie deal with 20th Century Fox for 1.3 million dollars. Who said crime doesn't pay?
Some other 2nd page... 3rd page...OK...perhaps back page news stories this week were:
Shooting Yourself in the Foot....or higher
A Chandler, Arizona man is getting a lot of unwanted attention this week after accidentally shooting himself in the penis. To add even more insult to the injury is the fact that the weapon in the case looked like this.
Joshua Seto, 27, was putting his girlfriend's pink handgun into his waistband as they were walking to a convenience store. (which brings up a whole lot of other questions such as "why?") The gun fired into Seto's penis and continued through his left thigh. He and his girlfriend Cara Christopher managed to call 911 and Christopher was given instructions how to stop the flow of blood until the ambulance arrived. Police are investigating the matter and there may be charges filed for weapon violations.
Shooting one's penis with a pink gun may put a damper on this couples relationship in more ways than one.
Hope you like carrots
Last Saturday, 49 people dressed as carrots danced on a square in China. The assemblage of veggies was to help out Pang Kun propose to his girlfriend on what is the equivalent of Valentine's Day in China. Pang orchestrated the dancing carrots to assist him in winning over his girlfriend's hand in marriage at the cost of around $15,000.00 US dollars.
There are several QUESTIONS that come to mind on this story...
Did he misunderstand when she was talking about karats and he thought carrots. I would think that 49 karats is a whole lot more romantic than 49 carrots. Am I right?
Also, is it just me or does she not looking all that excited about this proposal? I think at some point Pang is going to live to regret all of this.
Crappy wedding Ring
A home repairman faces felony charges and up to three years in prison for swallowing a homeowner's diamond ring.
Wilfredo Gonzalez-Cruz decided to try to conceal a diamond ring he was stealing from a Chicago area residence according to a Cook County State's Attorney, Anita Alvarez.
Would I ever wear this ring again??? I don't think so.
You know it was a bad flight when....
Allegedly, Robert had consumed eight drinks and was trying to get to the restroom. At some point it was brought to his attention that he peeing on the leg of an 11 year old sleeping passenger. The father and sister of the 11 year old, ironically were out of their seats as they had gone to the restroom. However, the father had returned in time to see the incident and an altercation ensued.
Authorities were waiting and took Robert into custody when the plane landed.
I have been sneezed on, I know people that have been barfed on but never had any flights where somebody was peed on.
Looking for love in all the wrong places
Robert Darling, 56, is on the hunt for a wife. He has taken the unique...oh yes to say the least, quite unconventional approach of standing around Big Apple landmarks such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Columbus Circle and Wall Street with a sandwich board.
Currently, Bob is unemployed and feels like he would need to have a wife of means. Not a man of low standards (just low on the radar of the opposite sex, it would seem) he is looking for someone that makes at least $750,000. He seems to be open-minded as he is willing to consider those with potential.
He hasn't had any serious takers thus far but it has only been ten years since he began is "campaign of love".
I can see where Bob is a total babe and all but I am thinking after 10 years that perhaps a membership in Match.com is in order.
The Wrong Way Home
A bizarre truck accident closed down Interstate 45 in Houston on Wednesday tying up traffic for miles. Rush hour traffic came to a complete halt while authorities tried to figure out how to safely move a trailer that had become entangled in an overhead sign. The truck driver said the hydraulic lift malfunctioned and raised the trailer off the base as he was traveling at a high rate of speed down the interstate. The trailer disengaged as it hit the overhead. Cars were unable to exit as the crews were unsure as to the stability of the overhead sign and feared it might fall.
The Good for the Day...No one died in the weird stories this week.
The Bad for the Day....Accidents on busy roads during rush hour
The Weird for the Day....Weird Al has a song about Traffic Jams